Michelle Thompson and Angie Hockaday.
Michelle Thompson and Angie Hockaday.

FREE: 15 major Maranoa stories you may have missed this week

Here's 15 stories you might have missed this week:


New uni facility coming to Roma, but council votes against branding

Maranoa's first country university is fast approaching, and they recently requested council to allow them to temporarily brand a council-owned building at no expense to ratepayers.

Cr Joh Hancock said she didn't see a reason not to support it, stating people will clearly be able to see where the university is.

However, the motion was shut down by the majority of councillors.


Find out why HERE:


Roma teen charged with torture

A Roma 17-year-old boy fronted court recently after pleading guilty to one count of torture and faces several other offences including sexual assault.

Find out what was said in the Roma District Court HERE:


Community celebrates life of Roma nurse killed in crash

This week, the Maranoa community mourned over the loss of a young local woman who tragically passed away in single vehicle crash on the Warrego Highway.

Her sister, Kerri Collins said she made her mark on this world with her caring soul and cheeky spirit.

Find out what else Mrs Collins had to say about the beloved nurse HERE:


Roma man convicted of choking ex-partner case delayed by a year

Only twice a year, Roma District Court matters are held, and, in this sitting, Judge Michael Bryne QC was not satisfied with the one defendant's barrister for seeking an adjournment until November.

The man will be held in custody for about 11 months before his case his heard.

Find out why HERE:


Maranoa council applies for $300k funding for upgraded cycleway

Councillors unanimously agreed to apply for funding to achieve the Queensland government's vision of 'more cycling, more often' and if successful, will put $300,000 towards a cycleway upgrade in Roma.

Find out more about the upgrade HERE:


Councillors erupt over mayor's 'lack of consultation'

In more council news, the ever-widening divide between Maranoa councillors overdue diligence and lack of communication was described as "another sad indictment of the current council" during a vote on who would represent the organisation at several southwest focus groups.

A tense exchange of words was ignited in the recent council meeting in Injune.

Find out what was said HERE:


Police identify alleged offender who ran down an emu

In a world where most people share absolutely anything and everything on social media - it has not ended so great for one Roma teenager who allegedly filmed himself running over an emu.

After the video was shared to the RSPCA, detectives from the Roma Criminal Investigation Branch made inquiries with the 16-year-old boy who shared the video to TikTok of himself running down an animal found on our coat of arms.

Find out more HERE:


Roma pub worker suffers vicious attack while working behind bar

Roma police allege an Injune man who was accompanied by two other people, assaulted a young Roma bar worker at a licenced venue.

Police have reviewed CCTV and identified the three suspects.

Find out more HERE:


FREE: How to receive Maranoa news in wake of Facebook ban

In the wake of Facebook's ban on publishing Australian news, it's never been more important than ever to turn to a trusted news source.

And there are a heap of ways to access the latest stories from the news gathering team in the Maranoa. Find out how HERE:


Roma crime wave sparks calls for Neighbourhood Watch

Roma residents fed up with what they believe is a spike in house and car break-ins and an increase in other criminal behaviour are pushing for a Neighbourhood Watch community policing scheme.

This follows after police reinforcements were called to Roma to assist with a crime spree which saw more than a dozen homes broken into in less than a week.

Find out when the Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be and where HERE:


Whopping five million containers saved from Maranoa landfill

A staggering five million containers have been saved from landfill and in turn, half a million dollars have been injected into the pockets of Maranoa residents.

The Maranoa Container Refund scheme averages about 102,000 containers a week.

Find out more crazy results HERE:


'I feel like a winner': Aussie Dream true for Roma's Swedish Family

Roma's only Swedish family has travelled throughout Australia and even worked on cattle stations, but decided to settled down in the Maranoa after enjoying the friendly atmosphere and warm weather.

As of Australia Day this year, the family of Scandinavians were also naturalised as citizens at a special ceremony in Roma. Find out more HERE:


First sighting of rare fish in Warrego River in decades

It has been decades since catfish have been caught in the Warrego River, but news of the mysterious return of the rare fish in the river system near Charleville has hooked anglers.

Find out what happened HERE:


Roma music festival tickets selling fast

Australian musos' enthusiasm is on display after a major southwest music festival faced some hurdles with the upcoming event.

Road to Roma music festival organiser and country music singer Bec Lavelle said despite the lockdown in Victoria, performers are willing to quarantine to be able to make it to southwest Queensland for the big event. Find out more HERE:

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